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Rotman Commerce
Basak Yanar

Chapter 9Leadership WHAT IS LEADERSHIP Leadershipthe influence that particular individuals exert on the goal achievement of others in an organizational context Leaders motivate others to performsome are formassigned some are informalLEADERSHIP TRAITS Theories that consider personality social physical or intellectual traits to differentiate leaders from nonleaderstrait approachAssume that leaders are born personality it is not sth you can learnGoal figure out who has leadership traits and select them as leaders Traitsindividual charac Such as physical attributes intellectual ability and personalityTraits associated with leadership effectivenessIntelligence not as strongly as previously thought energy selfconfidence dominance motivation to lead emotional stability honesty and integrity need for achievementThree of Big Five agreeableness extraversion and openness to experience are related to leadership behaviours than leader effectivenessbetter at predicting leader emergenceLimitations of the Trait Approachdifficult to determine whether traits make the leader or whether the opportunity for leadership produces the traitslittle info about how to train and develop leaders and diagnose failures of leadershipfailure to take into account the situation in which leadership occursLESSONS FROM EMERGENT LEADERSHIPbehaviours of certain group members that cause them to become leaders Task leadera leader who is concerned with accomplishing a task by organizing others planning strategy and dividing labour Socialemotional leadera leader who is concerned with reducing tension patching up disagreements settling arguments and maintaining morale THE BEHAVIOUR OF ASSIGNED LEADERS1 Consideration and Initiating Structurewhat do leaders do Considerationextent to which a leader is approachable and shows personal concern and respect for employeesfriendly egalitarian express appreciation support protective of group welfare Initiating Structuredegree to which a leader concentrates on group goal attainmenttask function in emergent leadership 2 The Consequences of Consideration and Structuredifferences among the leader behaviourstyles and their effect on subordinates satisfaction motivation and performance leader effectivenessconsideration strongly relates to follower satisfaction motivation and leader effectivenessinitial structure is more strongly related to leader job performance and group performance 3 Leader Reward and Punishment Behaviours Leader reward behaviourthe leaders use of complements tangible benefits and deserved special treatmentwhen made contingent on performanceemployees should perform at high gd
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